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No Need, Reason for Another Independence Referendum in Scotland - UK PM

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There is no need or reason for another independence referendum in Scotland amid the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends the completion of a 330 million pound deal to buy Britain's last remaining Aluminium smelter in Fort William Lochaber Scotland, Britain December 19, 2016 - Sputnik International
Scottish First Minister Determined That Scotland Remains in EU Single Market
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier in the day, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed her opinion that the best way for Scotland to retain access to the EU single market after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union is to become an EU member itself as an independent state.

“First of all I would say that I don’t think there is a need or reason for the Scottish government to hold another referendum … If Scotland were to become independent, then no longer would it be a member of the European Union, it would no longer me a member of the single market of the European Union, and it would no longer be a member of the single market of the United Kingdom,” May told a session of the parliament’s Liaison Committee.

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